Jasmin Pillay takes up HR director role in Dubai


The experienced HR practitioner has expanded her role at Microsoft.

Jasmin Pillay has been appointed as the new director of HR consulting for central Europe, south-east Europe, Middle East, Africa and Israel at Microsoft.

She previously held the position of HR consulting director for Microsoft, Middle East and Africa, also based in Dubai, UAE.

Jasmin first joined Microsoft South Africa in 2018 as an HR director, where she was accountable for people priorities, strategy and organisational effectiveness. For this role, Jasmin has been nominated for the 2021 CHRO Awards.

Before that, she held a number of concurrent portfolios at Petronas Lubricants International between 2012 and 2018, including head of human resources for Africa and Middle East, head of change management for global transformation, head of change management for global sales and ops planning, and functional lead for global HR digital transformation.

She has previously worked at Afrizulu Consulting, Aspen Pharmacare, PwC Appointments, Kelly Human Capital and Staffing, and Concept Communications Public Relations.

In her new role, she will lead an integrated HR portfolio across these geographies, focusing on empowering managers and employees, driving HR excellence, and enabling predictive solutions through data-driven insights.

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